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(@rodders)
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Great little song this one from the pen of John

Here is the intro
E:--------------------0----4------------------
B:--------------------2----4------------------
G:--------------------2----5------------------
D:--------------------2----4------------------
A:--------------------0----6------------------
E:---0---2----4-------x----4------------------
I'm so tired etc. etc.

Now you need a kind of laboured strum for this one to give the feel of being tired I use a dduud strum cutting the first up strum off very quickly.

The rest of the song follows this pattern
G#7 D E7
I'm so tired, I haven't slept a wink,
A F#m D E7
I'm so tired, my mind is on the blink.
A Amaj7 F#m Dm
I wonder should I get up and fix myself a drink, no, no, no

A G#7 D E7
I'm so tired, I don't know what to do,
A F#m D E7
I'm so tired, my mind is set on you.
A Amaj7 F#m Dm
I wonder should I call you but I know what you would do

You then get in to a sort of blues shuffle for the chorus

and that goes something like this

A shuffle part goes

Strum as indicated

D D D D D U D U U D

A
E:---------------------------------------------
B:---------------------------------------------
G:---------------------------------------------
D:---2---4----2-4----2----2---4---2---2---4----
A:---0---0----0-0----0----0---0---0---0---0----
E:---------------------------------------------
You say I'm putting you on but its

D D D D D U D U U D
E:------------------------------------------------
B:------------------------------------------------
G:------------------------------------------------
D:--2---4----2-4----2-----2----4---2-------2---4--
A:--0---0----0-0----0-----0----0---0-------0---0--
E:------------------------------------------------

No joke it's doing me harm Ya know I

E
E:-------------------------------------------------
B:-------------------------------------------------
G:-------------------------------------------------
D:-------------------------------------------------
A:--2---4---2-4-----2-----2----4---2----2--4-------
E:--0---0---0-0-----0-----0----0---0----0--0-------

Can't sleep can't stop my brain Ya know its

E:--------------------------------------------------
B:--------------------------------------------------
G:--------------------------------------------------
D:--------------------------------------------------
A:--2---4---2-4-----2----2-----4---2---2---4--------
E:--0---0---0-0-----0----0-----0---0---0---0--------

Three weeks I'm going insane you know I'd

the next bit you strum D U D U D U D
D A
give you everything I've got for a little peace of mind.

Leave a short pause here and then play the intro tab again to get into the second half of the song

A G#7 D E7
I'm so tired, I'm feeling so upset.
A F#m D E7
Although I'm so tired, I'll have another cigarette
A Amaj7 F#m Dm
and curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get.

(A SHUFFLE)
You'd say. I'm putting you on but it's no joke,
(E SHUFFLE)
It's doing me harm you know I can't sleep

I can't stop my brain, you know it's three weeks, I'm going insane
D A
you know I'd give you everything I've got for a little peace of mind
D A
you know I'd give you everything I've got for a little peace of mind
D A
you know I'd give you everything I've got for a little peace of mind

Chords are as shown

A G#7 D E7 Amaj7 F#m
E:---0----4----3----0----0-------2---
B:---2----4----2----0----2-------2---
G:---2----5----3----1----1-------2---
D:---2----4----0----0----2-------4---
A:---0----6----X----2----0-------4---
E:---x----4----X----0----x-------2---

Now here is the song as a whole for those of you who want to follow it through in one go
A G#7 D E7
I'm so tired, I haven't slept a wink,
A F#m D E7
I'm so tired, my mind is on the blink.
A Amaj7 F#m Dm
I wonder should I get up and fix myself a drink, no, no, no

A G#7 D E7
I'm so tired, I don't know what to do,
A F#m D E7
I'm so tired, my mind is set on you.
A Amaj7 F#m Dm
I wonder should I call you but I know what you would do

(A SHUFFLE)
You say I'm putting you on but it's no joke,
(E SHUFFLE)
it's doing me harm you know I can't sleep,

I can't stop my brain, you know it's three weeks, I'm going insane
D A
you know I'd give you everything I've got for a little peace of mind.

A G#7 D E7
I'm so tired, I'm feeling so upset.
A F#m D E7
Although I'm so tired, I'll have another cigarette
A Amaj7 F#m Dm
and curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get.

(A SHUFFLE)
You say.I'm putting you on but it's no joke,
(E SHUFFLE)
it's doing me harm you know I can't sleep

I can't stop my brain, you know it's three weeks, I'm going insane
D A
you know I'd give you everything I've got for a little peace of mind
D A
you know I'd give you everything I've got for a little peace of mind
D A
you know I'd give you everything I've got for a little peace of mind

I think this song is typical Lennon! At his best

ENJOY :wink:

Be excellent to each other & party on dudes!
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(@dan-t)
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Very nicely explained & presented Rodders, thanks! 8)

"The only way I know that guarantees no mistakes is not to play and that's simply not an option". David Hodge


   
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(@cwabbott68)
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I'm gonna give this a go tonight after work. Nice explanation and easy to follow.


   
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(@davidhodge)
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Very nice. Seen a number of charts using Eaug instead of Amaj7 on the third line (same notes of Amaj7 except no A) but this works just as well. I think it's all a voicing choice since people find it easy to go from x07650 for A to 0765xx for Eaug.

Haven't played this in years and now I want to again! That's the point, no? Thanks!

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(@rodders)
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Very nice. Seen a number of charts using Eaug instead of Amaj7 on the third line (same notes of Amaj7 except no A) but this works just as well. I think it's all a voicing choice since people find it easy to go from x07650 for A to 0765xx for Eaug.

Haven't played this in years and now I want to again! That's the point, no? Thanks!

Peace

Thanks David. That's the point, yes!

I use Amaj7 purely for ease as I'm using an open A and its a piece of cake to change to from there. If I was barring the A on the 5th I would probably go the Eaug route.
I have never really tried the A you have shown here but I think I shall give it a go and see how I get on.

Be excellent to each other & party on dudes!
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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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Finally got round to trying this out - nice job, Rod.

Might be interesting to work this into a medley with, for instance, Goodnight (off the White Album) and I'm Only Sleeping - just a thought!

:D :D :D

Vic

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